Anne Frank’s Toys Found By Old Childhood Friend

Before Anne Frank went into hiding, she asked her neighbor, a young playmate, to safeguard a few personal belongings until she returned.

Some 70 years later, that same neighbor, Toosje Kupers, discovered those items, a tin of marbles, a book and a tea set, moldering in the attic. CNN reports that she promptly donated them to the Anne Frank House Museum. The marbles went on display Wednesday at the Kunsthal art gallery in Rotterdam.

According to the Washington Post, Kupers said that Anne Frank had told her she was worried the marbles “might fall into the wrong hands” and asked her friend to “keep them for a little while.” Her family was betrayed by an informant and deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died of typhus in 1944. “The marbles are a reminder that she was just a little girl,” said Teresien da Silva, museum head of collections.

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So, been hitting my usual forums and sites today, and I’m baffled at the low simmering rage there has been popping up. People are losing their minds that President Obama DARES to fly the flag at half mast for the passing of late South African President Nelson Mandela.

It turns my stomach, people, men mostly, who are calling Mandela a racist, a dictator, a terrorist. Are people here so uneducated?

I hate people sometimes.

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How to get shot by the police…

A pro-European integration protester aims his air gun towards riot police during clashes in Kiev, on January 20, 2014. (Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko)

Ukraine has rather stringent firearm ownership laws; with licenses only handed out if there is a valid reason. According to many of the news reports, most of the firearms seen in photos in the hands of protesters are pellet and air guns.

As of 2011, there are supposedly 1,076,000 registered guns in the Ukraine, with 640,615 licensed gun owners. Interestingly, you can open carry anywhere in the Ukraine if you have the proper license. Source

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